The Yamaha YBB-201MSWC Convertible Marching BBb 4/4 Tuba with Silver Finish features a convertible leadpipe that allows for concert band or marching band use. This instrument offers the versatility of a single instrument which is perfectly at home in either marching ensemble or in the concert hall. And its durable construction guarantees a long life of performances. The YBB-201 is used by many top drum corps in DCI.
Hand-lapped pistons: Hand-lapping is a time-consuming finishing process which results in superior valve fit for noiseless, responsive action and easy tone changes.
Hand-lapped slides: Hand-lapping achieves the perfect balance between airtightness and smooth action.
Heavy bracing throughout: Because this tuba is used in marching band, it has heavy bracing throughout the instrument to make it more durable at the vulnerable points.
Convertible leadpipe: The reinforced convertible leadpipe for marching allows the instrument to be played in concert and marching settings. The marching leadpipe also has an extra water key to facilitate drainage while marching. The marching leadpipe can be adjusted so the tuba is held on either the left shoulder or the right shoulder.
Bell Diameter: 17 1/2" Upright Bell
Leadpipe: Gold Brass
Bell Material: Yellow Brass
Pistons/ Valves: (3) Nickel-plated, Front Action
Options / Included: Concert and Marching Leadpipes included; Left Shoulder